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British Royal Family No Longer The Most “Expensive” In Europe

  July 21, 2012 at 11:01 am by

For many years, British Monarchy was considered to be the most expensive in Europe based on the amount the Head of State receives from the taxpayers. However, that distinction now belongs to the Dutch Royal Family, which overtook the British one this year. Professor Herman Matthijs of Ghent University has published a report on the costs of European Heads of State. In it, he notes that according to a very … Continue reading

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French City Demands British Crown Jewels

  July 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm by

A French city of Angers, once the capital of the House of Plantagenet which produced fourteen English Monarchs, is demanding a compensation for the murder of its last pretender to the Throne. Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, was murdered in the Tower of London on orders of Henry VII Tudor; upon his death in 1499, the House of Plantagenet became extinct in the legitimate male line. A petition posted … Continue reading

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Royals Celebrate with Doris Brynner in Paris

  July 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm by

Crown Prince and Princess Pavlos of Greece were in Paris on Tuesday night, to attend a reception at the Dior salons which was celebrating Doris Brynner’s appointment to the Order des Arts et des Lettres. Mrs Brynner, who is the executive of Dior’s home furnishings department, was awarded the Order for her contributions to the arts and meeting the required “contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance.” She … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena attends French Open

  June 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm by

Paris, France – June 10th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended the French Open men’s final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Sunday June 10th. The eldest daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia was accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Mr José Ignacio Wert, the President of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Mr … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Opens OECD Forum 2012 in Paris

  May 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opened the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum 2012 in Paris on May 22, 2012. During the opening speech, Queen Rania highlighted the role that education plays around the world. “The solutions to addressing inequality are complex and multi faceted”, said Jordan’s Queen, “and I know that the shortest distance between inequality and shared prosperity is education.” The OECD Forum takes part … Continue reading

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Monaco Update

  June 8, 2011 at 8:34 am by

There have been a lot of dramatic events in Monaco this year and the year is only halfway over. The worst, of course, came in March – the death of nonagenarian Princess Antoinette, Baroness de Massy. But then Prince Albert, the sovereign, and his bride-to-be, Charlene Wittstock, paid a cheerful visit to Ireland. Among the delights among the Leprechauns: a visit to the old Kelly homestead. Princess Caroline, elder sister … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Events in January

  February 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm by

Despite participating in a state visit, the Swedish Royal Family was back at work doing royal engagements in Sweden. King Carl Gustav & Queen Silvia; On the 22nd of January, King Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended the Malmö Amaranth’s 200th anniversary. The evening began with a reception at the governor’s residence before the festivities continued in the town hall. The King gave a speech and talked about the background of … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Princely Family Ends the Month on High Notes of Religion, Sport & Fashion

  January 30, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Monegasque people are busy this week with the feast days of their patron saint, Saint Devote, which is celebrated over two days in the last week of January. There is also the circus happening, and that ends on the same day of the feast. Last week, we can imagine that the tiny principality was amok with the roaring of car engines and the smell of burning rubber — the … Continue reading

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Charlene Joins the Circus; Caroline Raises Funds for Burundi Orphans

  January 26, 2011 at 4:07 am by

Charlene Wittstock, Monaco’s soon-to-be Princess Consort, accompanied her fiance, the Sovereign Prince Albert II, today to the Big Tent in Fontvieille for the awards ceremony of the 35th edition International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. Grimaldi cousins Keith Sebastian Knecht and Laetitia de Massy Brouwer sat behind Prince Albert, Charlene, Princess Stephanie and Miss Pauline Ducruet. As over the weekend, the color black, with the one exception being the blue Scarf … Continue reading

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Caroline of Monaco, Patroness and Protector of the Children

  December 13, 2010 at 11:07 pm by

Princess Caroline of Monaco is well known for her strong sense of independence. Even the young wife of Monsieur Junot was no pushover. As Madame Stefano Casiraghi, she might have been uncharacteristically willing to give up a little of her independence (because that is the effect of true love) but by then her media image as born-again, indomitable “First Lady of Monaco” was too forceful. It was Stefano, in fact, … Continue reading

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It’s Good to be Charlotte Casiraghi

  December 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm by

Well, yes, she has her challenges, as we all do. But sometimes, believe it or not, it really is fantastic to be Charlotte Marie Pomeline! One of those times was Saturday, 4 December 2010. The beautiful Mademoiselle Casiraghi was positively beaming, her eyes full of maniacal laughter, as she stomped around the arena at Le Parc des Expositions of Paris Nord Villepinte, which was all revamped in red and green … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi’s Past Weeks

  November 27, 2010 at 9:14 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi was gearing up for the 2010 Gucci Masters equestrian tournament a whole fortnight before its commencement. It begins on Friday, the 3rd of December, and extends through the succeeding Sunday. As last year, the venue is the exposition park in Paris Nord Villepinte. Early this past week, Charlotte joined the organizers of the glamourous event for its promotional photo shoot with a couch-sitting horse. Charlotte answered questions about … Continue reading

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Lyon and Rome for Charlotte

  November 2, 2010 at 3:13 am by

Thursday: Jumping competition in Lyon, check! Friday, jumping in Lyon again, check! Saturday, red carpet in Rome with brother’s girlfriend, check! It’s all in a typical week for Charlotte Casiraghi, elder daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco and her second husband, the late World Offshore Champion Stefano Casiraghi. Yes, indeed, Miss Casiraghi removed her Gucci jodhpurs and riding boots for the day on Saturday, 30 October 2010, replacing them with … Continue reading

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Victoria in Paris – A Fashion Review

  October 26, 2010 at 9:16 am by

From September 26 to September 29, newlyweds Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden visited France for the 200th anniversary of the Bernadotte dynasty. Among the royal watchers, this was also an interesting topic fashion-wise. On September 27, Crown Princess Victoria was welcomed by the mayor of Sceaux and wore a deep purple dress by LK BENNETT with well matching accesoiries such as earrings, necklace, shoes and a bag … Continue reading

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Saudi King to visit Canada, US & France

  June 21, 2010 at 4:49 am by

King Abdullah Al Saud is said to attend the G20 summit in Canada, which will be followed by a working trip to Washington and Paris. In Washington DC, King Abdullah is scheduled to meet with President Obama on June 29 at the White house. “Obama looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the strengthening of bilateral ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as a range of … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Meryem Receives Women World Leaders’ Prize

  May 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm by

Princess Lalla Meryem received on Thursday in Paris an international trophy awarded by the Women World Leaders Association.The Prize was awarded to the Princess for her quality as Chairwoman of the National Union of Moroccan Women in recognition of her untiring efforts to reinforce the status of Moroccan Arab and African women and her remarkable actions to promote women participation in development and progress. The statuette prize is also a … Continue reading

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The Prince Pierre Prizes

  May 8, 2010 at 4:09 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco has met laureates and fellow jury members of the Prince Pierre Prizes for Contemporary Art, Literature and Music. To a formal lunch at the Grand Vefour restaurant in Paris, the elegant Princess wore a beige skirt suit and beige-black shoes, all from the favored house of Chanel. The Prince Pierre Foundation was created by Prince Rainier III in 1966 to honour his father and perpetuate the … Continue reading

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CP Tamim receives French Legion of Honour

  February 5, 2010 at 8:30 am by

HH the Heir Apparent of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar received the Legion of Honour with the rank of Grand Officer, which is the highest decoration in France, from French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. The event was followed by a lunch meeting at the Elysee Palace. Later that day, Crown Prince Tamim met with the French Prime Minister Francois Fillon at the Matignon Palace. … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Awarded in Paris

  February 5, 2010 at 7:02 am by

Lalla Salma received on Monday at the Château de Versailles (near Paris) the 2010 award of the Charter of Paris against Cancer. The ceremony took place during a charity evening organized for the benefit of the association (Life – Hope to Fight Cancer) held under the patronage of president Nicholas Sarkozy for the Association pour la Vie-Espoir contre le Cancer (AVEC). The award comes in recognition of the untiring action … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Princess Margaretha Open Dyslexia Forum in Paris

  February 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm by

‘Wort’ reports that on Tuesday, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and her sister-in-law, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, opened the first dyslexia forum of UNESCO in Paris. The Grand Duchess held the opening speech of the forum. In her speech she said that world wide 300 million people are dyslectic. According to the Grand Duchess, these people are still marginalized. Maria Teresa also pointed out that it depended primarily on … Continue reading

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